Retail's Top 25 Companies to Watch

E-commerce saw a boost this past winter, when the "polar vortex" kept shoppers indoors. However, it also created a blow to the economy as a whole, in the first quarter of 2014. Discover who ranked among NRF's Top 100 Retailers, who took the cake, and where Amazon, Best Buy, Costco and more ranked.

Urban Decay Boosts Shopper Engagement 17%

7/28/2014 - Cosmetics brand Urban Decay has partnered with Compare Metrics to help customers find the right products. With the Product Discovery solution the retailer has seen a 17% lift in engagement and 16% higher conversion rate.

rue21 Drives Sales and Loyalty with Upgraded POS

7/28/2014 - The fast-growing fashion retailer updated POS is designed to reduce checkout time and unify the customer experience across e-com and brick and mortar for simplified, streamlined operations, including returns management.

Differentiating Through Analytics

7/28/2014 - With so much buzz concerning analytics and big data it is difficult at times to pinpoint the business benefits amid the chatter. At the Retail & Consumer Goods Analytics Summit Michael Terpkosh, vice president, store services, SuperValu Inc., will participate in a cross-industry panel that will cut through the buzzwords and discuss the value and impact of analytics on their businesses.

Target's Customers Shop Mobile In a Snap

7/22/2014 - Target's new In a Snap app allows customers to buy products straight from the pages of catalogs through the use of image recognition. Customers can "snap" an image for more info, to purchase or to save for later.

Walmart Boosts Efficiency with Digital Media Platform

7/22/2014 - Walmart's media buying exchange – The Walmart Exchange (WMX) - is currently in beta phase. The platform will better target audiences and media buying for both itself and its suppliers, boosting operationally efficiency and profitability.

15 Tips to Maximize the Peak Selling Season

7/21/2014 - The peak selling season and accompanying end-of-the-year stress is almost upon us. As retailers gear up to tackle the challenge, RIS News has published 15 tips to help retailers survive and thrive during retail's busiest season.


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